Alice Tambourine Lover has released her new single and video titled ‘Forse non sei tu’ (Maybe It’s Not You). Haunting and simple in it’s own special and unique way, ‘Forse non sei tu’ gives a bit of the artist as both an artist and a little bit of themselves. A touch of the soul. The best part of the music to expose itself to. And the result is a magical musical journey into the depths of that place where creativity lives in harmony with originality and self assurance.
Wandering between lazy Mazzy Star/Cowboy Junkies atmospheres and more gritty moments reminiscent of Mark Lanegan, Bologna-based duo Alice Tambourine Lover (Alice Albertazzi and Gianfranco Romanelli) are back with single Forse Non Sei Tu, out for heavy psych rock label Go Down Records (IT). For the first time the tracks are sung in Italian, but the music language lingers on their cradling dream-roots idiom – somewhere between Yo La Tengo and Cranes.
Forse Non Sei Tu features lyrics by Ligurian singer-songwriter Vittorio Carniglia, while the B-side is a cover version of Vorrei Incontrarti, one of the masterpieces of Alan Sorrenti’s progressive production, played with a bluesy feeling that adds flavor to its cold beauty.
Alice Tambourine Lover were founded in 2011 as a side-project of psych band Alix, with five albums released among which Ground, recorded by David Lenci and Good One, recorded by Steve Albini. In 2012 they played All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival, headlined by Neurosis, Shellac, Red Fang, Uzeda.
They have released, all on Go Down Records, Naked Songs (2012), Star Rovers (2013), Like A Rose (2015), which features two songs by Dandy Brown (Hermano, Orquesta Del Desierto) and John Garcia (Kyuss, Unida, Hermano), and Down Below (2019).
Their dense, yet essential sound has also caught the attention of film directors Iris Elezi and Thomas Logoreci, who chose Hungry Thieves (Alice Tambourine Lover) and The Sweet Smelling-Roads (Alix) for the soundtrack of the film “Bota Cafè”.